At MINI of Chicago, we understand that tire buying isn’t always easy, but thanks to our MINI dealers serving Evanston, IL and parts experts, tire buying is made simple. Our goal is to help you roll away from our dealership on a set of wheels that are a perfect fit for your vehicle.

How do you know if you are purchasing the right tires for your car? There is a number of factors to consider, and one of the most important is the type of tire. While you may be able to find a great deal on a set of standard street tires, we urge natives of the Chicagoland area to purchase all-weather tires, which are better suited for the fluctuating temperatures and, at times extreme, weather we experience. In lieu of that, you may also consider two sets of tires: winter and summer, both of which are designed exclusively to handle the elements of each season.

Another factor in purchasing a new set of tires is the load index. The load index determines just how much weight a tire can support, and if you plan to do any heavy hauling, we urge drivers to invest in a set of tires with a high load index.

Heavy lifting isn’t the only thing you should keep in mind when buying a set of tires. You should also be aware of the speed rating, which is the amount of speed your tires should be able to handle. More importantly, the speed rating can determine just how much heat and friction your tires will be able to sustain. If you’re the kind of driver that often travels on highways, we suggest you invest in a set of tires with a higher speed rating.

If you have any questions regarding tires and tire types, the team of tire experts in our MINI parts center is more than willing to help. At MINI of Chicago, we are always going the extra mile for our customers and helping you find the right tires is but one of the many services and perks that we provide.